Category Archives: Books

The Jossing Affair by Janet Oakley

I am so pleased to report that I attended Janet Oakley’s book launch of The Jøssing Affair last night at Village Books in Fairhaven. Congratulations, Janet Oakley! I had the distinct honor of editing The Jøssing Affair for Janet and … Continue reading

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The writer chooses privacy…

Grateful appreciation to a friend I shall name Jackie who told me about Elena Ferrante, an Italian novelist who wrote a letter to her publishing house explaining why she *would not* participate in the marketing of her novel. Jackie and … Continue reading

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Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Padden Creek

After Sarah Butler 1. Padden Creek was once unnamed. 2. Padden Creek is alive. 3. Padden Creek longs for the sea, negotiates without end with the sea. 4. Padden Creek shouts in falls and short rapids, speaks in narrow muscular … Continue reading

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Stream of Consciousness

Piercing trill of some songbird, a second one answering. I can see my breath — it’s chilly, still early spring. Mary Oliver’s poem “The Dipper” is a superb poem. I’d love to see a dipper flying, then swimming the rush … Continue reading

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You Ask “Why Padden Creek?”

We ordinary beings can cling to the earth and love where we are. ~ William Stafford You ask, Why Padden Creek? What’s so special about Padden Creek? I could answer, Why not? but there are so many answers as there … Continue reading

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Regaining My Soul

After William Stafford I began walking diligently in 2009 — the Padden Creek trail if time was short if I needed light and water and the flight of birds; the Interurban trail if I needed solace and time to myself … Continue reading

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Testimonial from Janet Oakley

Andrew Shattuck McBride has been my editor since his work on my historical novel, Tree Soldier, starting in 2010. Published in 2011, Tree Soldier went on to win two awards including the 2012 EPIC ebook award and the 2013 Grand … Continue reading

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